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Page 8 CL1NLH ~*.~LLKV T*MEY3, St. -" aui, VA, | .ursday, May 5, 2011 VDH . :"72 . OFF THE STREETS...This pile of filled trash bags, sheets 0fcardboard and other scraps represent the work of the volunteers who helped with Clean Up Day on Saturday morning. ...... - .. ~.~,~, ",,',~.~ ~', ~ ,,,.~ ~ ~:~ ..-~ SMP enables seniors to fight fraud Virginia Senior Medicare Pa- trol (SMP) uses volunteers to educate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries about health care fraud, waste and error. Due to the unscrupulous methods of some individuals and businesses, Medicare and Med- icaid lose billions of dollars in valuable resources that should have benefited enrollees. The SMP program enables seniors to step up and make an impact in the fight against fraud. The dedicated corps of SMP vol- unteers makes a difference. SMP programs seek volunteers whose skills, abilities and personal goals are compatible with the goals and mission of the program. One of the mare goals of the SMP program is to develop a corps of senior volunteers and professionals who can help their peers become better health care consumers. Most SMP programs also provide opportunities for civic- minded individuals, not yet eligible for Medicare, who have the time and interest to assist the program. Since 1997, SMP has recov- ered $4.5 million in Medicare funds and reported more than $3.1 million in savings to bene- ficiaries. Savings are attributable to the prevention of errors, fraud and abuse by the more than 1.9 million seniors who have parti- cipated in group sessions or received one-on-one counseling from their local SMP volunteers. Volunteers are a valuable resource to the SMP program, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC), its staff and its clients. AASC offers the services of by Karen Gent Compared to children and teens, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Adult learning is a relatively new area of study pioneered by Malcolm Knowles. Knowles was perhaps the central figure in U.S. adult education the second half of the twentieth century. He identified the fol- lowing characteristics of adult learners: Adults are autonomous and self-directed. They need to be free to direct them- selves. Adult participants must be actively involved in the learning process, and their teachers must serve as facilitators for them. Speci- fically, instructors must get participants" perspectives about the topics they are to cover and let them work on projects that reflect their interests. Adult have accumu- lated a foundation for life experiences and knowledge that may include work-re- lated activities family re- sponsibilities, and previous education. They need to connect learning to this knowledge/experience base. Teachers should draw out participants' experiertc;~ and knowledge which are rele- vant to the topic. Adults are goal-ori- ented. Upon enrolling in a course, adults usually know what goal they want to attain. They appreciate an an ombudsman to Coordinate TREATED TO LUNCH...Volunteers Sa rday's-- ean Up Day in St. Pa-ui SMP volunteers. Inquiries about Celebrate - volunteering may be directed to were treated to a pizza lunch at the St. Paul Town Hall following the morning's Linda Shortt at 276-964-7127. work. Fight the high price of gas by riding the bus sit, public transportation is avail- able to residents in the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell. Depending on the route, fares range from 25 per boarding to $1.00 per boarding. Riders may request a com- t plete schedule by calling Four County Transit at 1-276-963- 1486 or 1-888-656-2272. Schedules are also available at www. Four County Transit is a fully coordinated public transit system which has served the residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties since 1998. Operated by AASC, Four County Transit en lbles greater mobility for the residents of the four counties. For more information, please contact 276- 964-7180 (toll-free 1-888-656- 2272) or visit www. f0 cou.n Your ad could be here! Each year thom~ands of beloved pet~ ar~ lost with no nlc'al~s of reuniUnlE them with ~eir fzwnilies because that have no identifKation. Hake sure ),our pat has a collar tag, tattoo or nicrocNp, and ~roll your I~c in an experienced nat~tmaJ r~covery service. For n, ore info call 800-252-7894 or visit v~-~t.a According to the AA-,g,, gas prices above a gallon. prices have reached an average Drivers in Southwest Virg- of $3.86 per gallon for self- inia should consider riding the serve, regular-grade gasoline, bus to fight the high price of gas. Six states now have gasoline. Through Four Coun Tran-- Clinch River Farmer's Market in downtown St. Paul: Saturdays 8 am-1 pm Omm nmet ek nt wwk June 2011 - 2011 This week Lyttle Farms will feature Mother's Day'baskets for $10 and $20 honey/jams - Mix and match Don't miss the .freshest lettuce, onions, eggs, honey, lamb products, baked goods and bedding plants in town also check out an array of craft items including note cards showcasimz the Clinch River. Entertainment: Lonesome Pine Ridge Runners 11 am Kids Corner: Rock Art 10 am Come by for free coffee, flesh products, great entertainment and a good time! Visit Clinch River Farmer's Market on facebook. .v , A projeet4based program for adults EUGIBIMTY 18 years of age or older Adult with high school diploma Adult without high school diploma Adult with GED creclential ' ' ~dm.l CaN 21st Century Skill= OIIIce 2010 Marketing Small Busine Taxes Bcmic Accounting Legal/umect= of Busine Oay/SWCC/Richk=nd= b educational program that is organized and has clearly def'med elements. Instru- ctors must show participants how a class will help them attain their goals. Adults are relevancy- oriented. They must see a reason for learning some- thing. Learning has to be applicable to their work or other responsibilities to be of value to them. Objectives must be identified for adult participants when they be- gin a course. * Adults are practical. They may not be interested in knowledge for its own sake, but only in that which is useful to them in their work. As do all learners, ad- ults need to be shown re- spect. The wealth of experi- ences that adult participants bring to the classro: ,, must be acknowledged. ,dults should be treated as equals in experience and know- ledge and be allowed to voice their opinions freely in the class. To register for a GED pre- paration class, contact South- west Regional Adult Education at 889-5424, or call toll-free at 1-866-581-9935. All classes are offered free of charge and at convenient times and locations throughout the region. For those who join a class and pass the Official GED Practice Tests, GED testing is free! Children's Book Week at J. Storytime began their weeklong celebration of Children's Book Week by designing their own bookmarks. Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 Storytime created personalized books. Thursday, May 5 at 4:00 Book Buddies will celebrate Children's Book Week by de- signing their own personalized bookmarks. Fred Memorial Library May 2-8 Monday, May 2 at 10:00 Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 the library will host a special Minute to Win It contest. Patrons will be given the opportunity to com- plete fun tasks using everyday library materials in one minute or less to win prizes. The library will have book- lists and other materials avail- able to the public all week long highlighting great children's books and fuia activities to do loaded with 8real options with the whole family. 7 passenSer all wheel drive Ma~ o~orl~id valuos in s~ock/ Cathy Mays ~ , .......... ~ Cody Holmes Tim Tickles Robed Boiling Joe Salyer Scott Fields Jerry McClure Nina Fields I Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 ViSit us at (Castlewood) Driving Excitement 6 mCh= Ccm Your IJfe com ct Nancy BWcm R76-964-7267 We Are Professional Grade Career Readiness Certificate 21st Century Skills Microsoft Office 2010 Internet Services Business Etiquetlte Keyboording Business M(dhemcdics Evening/Booth Center/Grundy Contact Lee Dav I1 -581-II 311 Southwe~ Regional Adult Education Program American Revolution